Georgetown upsets No. 1 Duke, 87-84



The Hoyas handed the Blue Devils their first defeat of the season.
Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Georgetown fans surged on the court at the buzzer, celebrating a win that evoked the Hoyas' powerhouse days of John Thompson and Patrick Ewing -- an 87-84 victory over No. 1 and previously unbeaten Duke.
The Blue Devils (17-1) have never been 18-0, and paint-defending, layup-producing Georgetown wasn't about to let it happen Saturday, despite J.J. Redick matching his career high of 41 points for Duke.
With surprisingly easy backdoor moves and open 3-pointers, the unranked Hoyas shot 61 percent, built a double-digit lead deep into the second half and nervously survived the frantic final minutes to preserve the upset.
Brandon Bowman scored 23 points, and Jeff Green had 18 for the Hoyas (12-4), who held Shelden Williams to a season-low four points.
No. 4 Memphis 85,Southern Mississippi 68
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Darius Washington Jr. scored 11 of his 20 points in the final eight minutes, and Robert Dozier and Chris Douglas-Roberts had 14 points apiece for Memphis (17-2, 3-0 Conference USA). Jarekus Singleton had all 19 of his points after halftime for Southern Miss.
No. 5 Texas 66, Baylor 47
WACO, Texas -- Daniel Gibson scored a career-high 37 points with nine 3-pointers and Brad Buckman added 10 for the Longhorns (16-2, 4-0 Big 12), who won their eighth straight. Patrick Fields led Baylor (0-4, 0-4) with 20 points with five 3-pointers.
No. 6 Gonzaga 64, San Diego 63
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Erroll Knight hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with eight seconds remaining to give Gonzaga its sixth straight victory.
No. 7 Illinois 58, Northwestern 47
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Dee Brown broke out of his shooting slump with 18 points and had eight assists to lead Illinois.
No. 8 Villanova 80,No. 20 Syracuse 65
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allan Ray scored 22 points, Randy Foye had 20 and Villanova survived Syracuse's second-half surge.
St. John's 55, No. 9 Pittsburgh 50
NEW YORK -- Lamont Hamilton matched his career high with 24 points and St. John's knocked Pittsburgh from the ranks of the unbeaten, the Red Storm's second straight win over a Top 25 team.
No. 11 Michigan State 85,No. 23 Iowa 55
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Maurice Ager scored 25 points and Paul Davis had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Michigan State.
No. 12 West Virginia 60,No. 18 UCLA 56
LOS ANGELES -- Mike Gansey scored 24 points and West Virginia survived a furious rally to get its 12th straight victory.
No. 13 Indiana 62, Purdue 49
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Marco Killingsworth scored 18 points, while Robert Vaden and Roderick Wilmont keyed a second-half run.
No. 14 N.C. State 92,Wake Forest 82
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Cameron Bennerman made all 12 free throws on his way to a career-high 26 points, and Engin Atsur tied a season high with 18 for North Carolina State.
N. Dakota State 62,No. 15 Wisconsin 55
MADISON, Wis. -- Ben Woodside scored 24 points and North Dakota State upset Wisconsin, snapping the Badgers' 27-game winning streak at home against non-conference opponents.
No. 16 George Washington 83,Charlotte 69
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Maureece Rice came off the bench to score a career-high 21 points and J.R. Pinnock added 13 to lead George Washington.
No. 25 Oklahoma 60,Texas Tech 48
NORMAN, Okla. -- Michael Neal scored 15 points and hit four 3-pointers in the final 4 minutes to help Oklahoma fend off Texas Tech's second-half rally.
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